Preview options

Forms Manager lets you preview the forms in the repository. This way, you know exactly how the forms look and behave when they are released to the end users.

You can preview a form as a:

  • PDF form.
  • HTML form (PDF forms and Print forms cannot be reviewed as HTML).
  • PDF or HTML form, using custom sample data. Custom preview is not supported for Acro Form but XFA (PDF/XDP) forms are supported.


Preview an XFA form as PDF

  1. Log in to the Forms Manager user interface at http://[server]:[port]/lc/fm.

  2. Search for and select the desired form in Forms Manager.

  3. Click the Preview icon.

  4. Click Preview As PDF.

While rendering as PDF, Forms Manager Preview option uses:

  • Submit URL, if it is configured with the form.
  • PDF render profile, if it is configured with the form.

For details about the PDF rendering process using Forms Manager, see Rendering a form with Forms Manager.

Preview an XFA (XDP) form as HTML

  1. Search for and select the form in Forms Manager.

  2. Click the preview icon.

  3. Click Preview as HTML.

While rendering as HTML, Forms Manager Preview option uses:

  • Submit URL, if it is configured with the form.
  • HTML render profile, if it is configured with the forms.

For details on the HTML rendering process using Forms Manager, see Rendering a form with Forms Manager.

Preview XFA forms with custom options

  1. Search for and select the form in Forms Manager.

  2. Click the Preview icon.

  3. Click Custom.

  4. When prompted, select the render format as HTML or PDF format for XFA forms. Select PDF format for PDF and Print forms. You can also upload custom sample data when previewing XFA forms.

While rendering the preview, Forms Manager uses:

  • Submit URL, if the URL is configured with the form.
  • HTML render profile, if the profile is configured with the form.
  • Sample data, if the user provides any sample data on the custom preview screen.

For details on the HTML rendering process using the Forms Manager, see Rendering a form with Forms Manager.

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